Brooklyn Brown Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brown AleBrooklyn Brown Ale

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2,106 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,106
Reviews: 925
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 42
Gots: 179 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: purplehops on 06-10-1998)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark brown color. 1/4 inch head of a pale tan color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of hops, hint of alcohol, a burned grain smell, citrus, and slight yeast. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, a woody flavor, and finishes with some citrus. Overall, a rather interesting blend and body, but in a pleasing way. Props for a unique brew.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap, pint glass, in some trendy dump in South Beach Miami.

A- Dark caramel reddish-brown color. 1f tan head, some lacing. Nice bubbles.

S-Big malt nose, caramel. Some raw grains.

T- Malts, a little bit of chocolate, nutty sweetness.

M- Good body and carbonation. Not too sweet considering the big malt profile.

O- Not bad, drinkable.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

A- It poured a deep brown color with light carbonation and a 1" tan head that stuck nicely to the side of the glass.

S- The aroma was initially quite sweet. It smelled of caramel, chocolate, and something like plums.

T- It tasted mostly of chocolate and roasted malts with moderate hopping.

M- Smooth with light-medium carbonation.

D- Flavorful and smooth. It makes me want to have another.

Overall- More chocolate tones than the brown ales I'm used to drinking. I'd drink it again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Prominent in the chocolate part of the malt aroma. Very mild on the hops. Fairly simple overall.
More red than brown when held in the light. Very clear. Dense and persistent tan head with lacing.
There is a sharpness to the taste, in part from the carbonation, but also from the malt character. Still holds some chocolate, but also a mild metallic flavor with the malt too. The coffee flavors advertised on the label are a little difficult to locate, but there is a tart roast. Seems like it's hopped similar to the lager and more English than American styles. Only mildly bitter, although this bottle may be tad old.
Light in body, almost lager like. Carbonation adds some fullness.
Drinks quite easily, and as noted earlier, similar to a lager. Even a refreshing quality, which isn't what I'd expect for this style. Overall a worthwhile endeavor.

Brooklyn Brown Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,106 ratings.